Person:John Gilman (15)

m. 21 Dec 1752
  1. John Taylor Gilman1753 - 1828
  2. Nicholas Gilman1755 - 1814
  3. Daniel Gilman1758 - 1758
  4. Nathaniel Gilman1759 - 1847
m. 13 Jun 1776
  1. John Taylor Gilman1779 - 1808
  2. Dorothea Folsom Gilman1786 - 1813
  3. Mary Gilman1786 - 1813
  4. Dorothea Folsom Gilman1786 - 1813
  5. Elizabeth Taylor Gilman1788 - 1860
  • HJohn Taylor Gilman1753 - 1828
  • WMary Adams1751 - 1812
Facts and Events
Name[2] John Taylor Gilman
Gender Male
Birth[1][2] 19 Dec 1753 Exeter, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States
Marriage 13 Jun 1776 Exeter, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United Statesto Deborah Folsom
Occupation[1] from 1782 to 1783 New Hampshire Representative in the Continental Congress
Occupation[1] from 1794 to 1805 New Hampshire, United StatesGovernor
Occupation[1] from 1813 to 1816 New Hampshire, United StatesGovernor
Death[2][1] 31 Aug 1828 Newmarket, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States
Burial[3] Winter Street Burial Ground, Exeter, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States

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John Taylor Gilman (December 19, 1753 – August 31, 1828) was a farmer, shipbuilder, and statesman from Exeter, New Hampshire. He represented New Hampshire in the Continental Congress in 1782-1783 and was Governor of New Hampshire for 14 years, from 1794 to 1805, and from 1813 to 1816.

Gilman was born in Exeter, New Hampshire, to a family settled in Exeter since its earliest days. He lived in the Ladd-Gilman house, now a part of the American Independence Museum. He received a limited education before he entered into the family shipbuilding and mercantile businesses. At 22, he read aloud a Dunlap Broadside brought to New Hampshire on July 16, 1776 to the city of Exeter. The American Independence Museum commemorates his brave act every year at their American Independence Festival, where a role-player reads the Declaration in its entirety to festival-goers.

Gilman was one of the Minutemen of 1775 and a selectman in 1777 and 1778. Gilman served as a member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives in 1779 and 1781 and was a delegate to the Convention of the States in Hartford, Connecticut, in October 1780. He served as a member of the Continental Congress in 1782 and 1783. He was the New Hampshire Treasurer in 1791 and moderator 1791–1794, 1806, 1807, 1809–1811, 1817, 1818, and 1820–1825.

Gilman served a Governor of New Hampshire 1794–1805 and was an unsuccessful candidate for re-election in 1805. He was again a member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives in 1810 and 1811 and again an unsuccessful candidate for Governor in 1812. He was elected Governor and served from 1813 to 1816 and declined to be a candidate for renomination for Governor in 1816. He was an ex officio trustee of Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, 1794–1805 and 1813–1816 and trustee by election 1817–1819. He was president of the board of trustees of Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, New Hampshire, 1795–1827, and donor of the oldest property, the 'Yard,' upon which the older buildings stand. He died in Exeter, New Hampshire, in 1828 and is buried in the Winter Street Burial Ground in Exeter.

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 John Taylor Gilman, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 United States. Congress (109th, 2005-2006). United States. Congress. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774-2005.

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  3. John Taylor Gilman, Jr., in Find A Grave.
  4.   John Taylor Gilman, in A Very Grave Matter.
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